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Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
thursday's meeting the nra accused the obama administration of attacking the second amendment. >>> too bad samuel l. jackson wasn't on board. snake on the plane drama. a real snake. a ten-foot python was spotted by passengers flapping on the wing mid air. it apparently crawled up through the landing bay and found its way into a crevice in the wing. the plane landed safely, all the passengers okay. the snake has not been seen since. >> ahh. >> ahh? >>> kate, the duchess of cambridge is as pretty as a picture. now there's a picture as pretty as kate. first official portrait of the duchess was unveiled today in london, painted by scottish artist paul emsley after just two sittings. the expected mom, who isn't showing yet, asked to be portrayed naturally as opposed to a royal. some people believe naturally means she looks ten years older. >>> potty training has entered the 21st century with the ipotty for ipad. take a look. brightly colored trainer was a hit at the consumer electronics show in las vegas, sells for about 20 bucks, features a holder designed to grip an ipad that you need to supp
NBC
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
wednesday morning in washington where the obama administration is getting ready to tackle a whole host of issues, beginning this morning with gun control. nbc's peter alexander is at the white house. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. barely a week into this new year and the president, as you know, is already juggling a handful of familiar challenges. they are the looming fights over guns, confirmation of his national security team, and as the nation's fast approaching, borrowing limits. with the white house's self imposed deadline for gun safety proposals at the end of this month, vice president biden's task force begins a series of meetings with victims' advocates, the entertainment industry and tomorrow gun rights groups, including for the first time since the newtown massacre, the nra. they told nbc news we are sending a representative to hear what they have to say. >> the nra says it will hear what the white house has to say, if you're here to listen to them, they're here to listen to you. >> the process is designed to get input. >> reporter: joining the
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 7:00am EST
force. the president of the nra is speaking out, accusing the obama administration of attacking the second amendment. >> they made it very clear that the president's position on firearms and the so-called assault weapons ban and the like had been the same position that he has taken for many years and that they're going to stick with that. >> reporter: sharp words came after the vice president earlier in the day previewed his upcoming report. >> there's an emerging set of recommendations. i'm going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership, what type of weapons can be owned. and one is there is a surprising -- so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. >> reporter: meanwhile the president is coming under scrutiny this week after naming jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to fill top cabinet positions. this photo, surrounded by all male advisers, though top aide valerie jarrett is hidden behind one of the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson is quitting and so is
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 7:00am PST
distrust key members of the obama administration when it came to their policy in dealing with afghanistan? >> i think what's most important is we spent a lot of timesharing information to try to build trust. trust kochl comes with time, wi cooperation and with compromise. i think that's what we worked through. >> with all due respect, you didn't answer my question. did you distrust key members of the administration in with respect to their handling of the war in afghanistan? >> yeah. i still believe that the most important thing we can do is build that trust. over time that's -- >> you're being a good soldier he here. i want to take you back to the "rolling stone" magazine that led to your resignation from your post. there were several demeaning comments attributed to your staff members and even to you. was that article accurate? was that the way you and your staff members felt about those people? >> it's interesting. in my book i outline that in about a page and a half in a 400-page book because that's the level of its importance. there was a lot of things in leadership i dea
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 7:00am EST
challenged the obama administration saying the founding fathers never envisioned executive orders being used to restrict our constitutional rights. we live in a republic, not dictatorship. since last month's newtown massacre, president obama has called for reinstating an assault weapons ban and limiting high capacity magazines. in new york, democratic governor andrew cuomo was fired up, demanding a strict new crackdown on guns. >> no one hunts with an assault rifle. no one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer and too many innocent people have died already. and the m end the madness now. >> reporter: gun safety isn't the only issue at the president's agenda now. and the vice president will be meeting with members of the nra. at the white house, the president will be introducing his nominee to be the next treasury secretary, jack lew, presently the president's chief of staff. you see him on your screen, formerly the president's budget director replacing out-going secretary timothy geithner and another position has to be filled, the position being vacated by the labor secretary. >> all ri
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 7:00am PST
association. this as the obama administration looks to curb gun violence after the wake of the deadly school shooting in connecticut. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. the vice president's gun violence task force has a full day of meetings scheduled, bringing in hunters, members of gun rights groups, also members of the entertainment industry, but the day may be highlighted by the afternoon session that's going to include the nra. the white house trying to keep the gun safety debate in america's sights, today hosting the nra. one of the country's most powerful lobbying groups that's long opposed many of the very proposals the white house is now considering. >> the president and i are determined to take action. we're reaching out to all parties. >> i was one of the few survivors in the virginia tech shooting. >> colin goddard, with three bullets still in his body, is featured in the documentary "living for 32." >> people tell me that god was looking out for me that day, that's why i'm here. i just got lucky. >> reporter: now an antigun violence advoca
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 7:00am EST
sits down with members of the national rifle association as the obama administration looks for ways to curb violence in the wake of the shooting in connecticut. fight ter from the white house -- peter from the white house, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president's task force has a full day scheduled bringing in hunters and members of gun rights groups and bringing in members of the entertainment industry. the day may be highlighted with the afternoon session that will include the nra. >> reporter: it may be the most anticipated meeting of the new year, the white house trying to keep the gun safety debate in america's sights, today, hosting the nra, one of the most powerful lobbying groups that proposed one of the proposals the white house is considering. not the president and i are determined to take action. we're reaching out to all parties on whatever side of this debate you fall. >> my name is colin godard. i was one of the few survivors in the virginia tech shooting. >> reporter: colin goddard with three bullets still in his body was featured in the documen
NBC
Jan 12, 2013 5:00am PST
: erica, good morning to you. president obama doesn't have any events on his schedule today, but next week he will undoubtedly revisit the issue of gun safety as well as continue to fill out key posts in his administration. this after a week that ended with a focus on foreign policy. with america's longest war ongoing -- >> mr. president, welcome. >> reporter: -- president obama and afghan president hamid karzai met at the white house on friday and announced an agreement to speed up the handover of combat forces from u.s. to afghan troops, a deadline initially set for this summer, now moved to the spring. >> starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission, training, advising, assisting afghan forces. it will be an historic moment. >> reporter: but the larger question was unanswered, how many of the remaining 66,000 american forces will stay in afghanistan after 2014? the official end of combat operations. >> i can't give you arecise number at this point. i'll probably make a separate announcement once i've gotten recommendations from troops. >> reporter: president karza
NBC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
, critics who say the administration has been soft on immigration violators. >>> president obama meets with his defense secretary today but it's not his new choice for that job, former nebraska senator chuck hagel that has republicans reeling. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington this morning with more on how his pentagon and cia nominations could prompt the next big fight on capitol hill. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we're already seeing democrats and republicans here with concerns about hagel. john brennan, protests by aclu and others on that nomination. protests outside the white house questioning whether john brennan spoke out loudly enough against controversial interrogation tactics. that's why brennan dropped out last time he was considered to head the cia. this time, he's courting both sides. >> although i consider myself neither a republican nor a democrat, i very much look forward to working closely with those on both sides of the aisle. >> reporter: but brennan's confirmation may not be as tough as chuck hagel's for secretary of defense. >> pr
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 4:30am EST
during the obama administration and clinton administrations. he would succeed timothy geithner who announced plans to step down at the end of the month. >>> president obama's already got another cab debtnition to fill. labor secretary hilda solis submitted her resignation yesterday. she said she decided ton serve during the second term after talking with her family and close friends. solis will likely return home to california and run for a seat on the los angeles county board of supervisors. president obama calls her a tireless champion for working families. >>> five militants dead in yet another drone attack in pakistan. intelligence sources say the drone fired four missiles at a house near the pakistan/afghanistan border. several people were also injured there. it is the fifth drone strike in north waziristan this year. about 40 militants have been killed in strikes including a senior al qaeda commander. >>> afghan president hamid karzai will meet with top national security leaders today. first he will meet with defense secretary leon panetta at the pentagon. later tonight he wi
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 4:00am PST
hours ago. last week the obama administration discourage this trip which the pair call a private humanitarian mission. >>> so, how much dough will hostess make on its bread brands? the "wall street journal" is reporting flower's food and another one are in talks to buy wonderer bread and nature's pride for an estimated $350 million. a lot of dough. >>> starting this month washington is the first state to charge electric vehicle owners $100 a year to pay for wear and tear on state roads a fee that's collected on gas tax. >>> from careercast enlisted military personnel have the most stressful jobs in the country. >>> so where do you want to spend your stress free days in retirement? for the fifth year in a row, ecuador was the top foreign retirement destination for folks from u.s. and canada due to its affordability, weather and welcoming cu welcoming culture. >>> this year tokyo restaurant owner she would out $1.7 million for one bluefin tuna. i wonder if he ate it. nfl playoff picture is set for next week. which teams advanced and why the pga tour opener can't get off the ground.
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am EST
lew to succeed timothy geithner as treasury secretary. lew's already part of the obama administration. he is currently the white house chief of staff. he was also budget director during the obama and clinton administrations. now if lew is confirmed, you may be thrown for a loop when you look at a five or ten-dollar bill literally. look at this sort of a doodle here. believe it or not, this is lew's signature. the treasury secretary's signature appears on the front of paper money, as we know. you could very well see that on newly printed money. perhaps, though, he'll take the lead from his predecessor, timothy geithner's signature was a tad bit messy, you see there. he cleaned it up when he became treasury secretary. >>> the president also looking for a new labor secretary. hilda solis resigned yesterday. she will likely return home to california and run for a seat on the los angeles county board of supervisors. three cabinet members will stay on the job for the president's second term. they are attorney general eric holder, health and human services secretary kathd lean sebelius -- kathle
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 5:00am EST
served as white house budget director during the obama and clinton administrations. lew would succeed timothy geithner who's announced plans to step down at the end of the month. if lew is confirmed, you may be thrown for a loop when you look at five or ten dollar bills literally. this is his signature. you see it's loopy there. the treasury secretary's signature appears on the front of paper money. so you'll see that on newly printed money. perhaps he'll take the lead from his predecessor, timothy geithner's signature apparently was a little messy. so he cleaned it up when he became the treasury secretary. so now when you look at the dollar bill, you can read his name. >>> the redskins are pretty hopeful now that robert griffin iii will be able to play by the start of next season. he underwent major reconstructive surgery on his right knew yesterday. dr. james andrews reported his torn acl and lcl. he expects rg3 to be heeled in six to eight -- healed in six to eight months. this was griffin's second major surgery on the right knee. he tore the acl in college, too. >>> a local quarte
NBC
Jan 9, 2013 4:00am PST
unpopular war. president karzai has a four day meeting with president obama that starts next week. >> so sobering news from the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. 2012 was the hottest year on record in the lower 48 states. with an average temperature at 55.3 degrees. now that shattered the previous record set in 1998 by a full degree while the majority of the country saw above average temperatures including las vegas and boise, cities like los angeles and seattle saw below average readings. 2012 was the second worst year for extreme weather events. human activity especially the burning of fossil fuels is contributing to changes in the u.s. climate. >>> today, the debate over what to do over gun violence continues in washington with the launch of vice president's biden's task force. yesterday, gabrielle giffords marked the two-year anniversary of the shooting which she narrowly survived by joining the call for more action. nbc's tracie potts joins us live with the details. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: richard, good morning. congresswoman giffords marking the occasion w
NBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
and victims groups. a live report from washington starting at 6:30. >> the obama administration says it may withdraw all a u.s. troops from afghanistan by the end of 2014. white house officials said troops would remain in the country long enough to ensure afghan forces maintain their own security but is not ruling out the possibility of e early withdrawal. >> new concerns over boeing's 787 dream liners after two planes suffered mishaps at logan airport in boston. one of the flights was cancelled yesterday after a fuel leak just a day after an electrical fire broke out in another plane after landing on friday. san jose will be the only airport with daily nonstop dream liner service to asia. in time for flu season a new facebook app helps you track down who gave you the flu. the app is called "help i have the flu." it is designed to help track down the suspects responsible for spreading the virus. with a click of a button the app a goes through friends' profiles looking for posts with key words like "flu," or "coughing." it will scan for people who made late night posts. the idea is sl
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
we improve that in the system. the obama administration works from targeting unauthorized individuals to targeting employers since january of 2009, there are more than 8000 employers. it imposed about $88 million and a very significant departure from the past. there has been an increased effort in the labor enforcement we all know that it is all part of our enforcement system. therefore the department of labor has gone into more targeted enforcement on the books where there may be the department of labor has been increasing. i think of ice at the 19th 86 time was a philosophical time, i think students 50 years from now would definitely agree that it would be immigration history. it was a before christ and after christ moment. many know that congress decided to enact authorized immigrants and especially those in history. and it is an extraordinary unprecedented part of the criminal justice system. clearly unprecedented in history, i would also like to say it is unprecedented in any enforcement regime. i have summarized those that have been led with the trend, which we have also talked
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
collaborate on how john brandon will meet the obama administration's received asian tilt and more importantly with the unrest in central africa, had the cia plans and tackling that. >> guest: good question. remember come the cia doesn't make foreign policy. the foreign policy team has decided to rebalance their focus on asia and obviously appropriately to focus on mali and in particular, which is a field state, where we have reason to believe this again is in the price, that a lot of terror organizations are grouping and training. the cia's role is only to provide intelligence about these parts of the world, not to make policy. i have worried over the years and adding that john brennan has, to, that too much of our intelligence practical. it focuses on who's coming up with the next hill on the battlefield. i think everybody gets it. most of afghanistan over recent years, how the wars are going to come out. it is a good idea to restore some of our focus on other parts of the world, including asia. i would hope that every bill and says the former policymaker and someone who has a po
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
-- the big question, is the obama administration moving towards a policy of indisnet -- indefinite detension or have the already moved towards that. first up to speak will be colonel lawrence davis this he could prosecutorrer in the goon commission, and now teaches at recall and had a distinguished career in the u.s. military. to his right is andy worthington. andy weapon to new college oxford. and he has been at the forefront of really investigating who was at guantanamo. this is really a question that wasn't well answered. the detainees didn't have lawyers and andy wrote a book called goon files" published in 2007 that laid out in a public sense who was at the prison and what their stories were. he also codirected a film about the guantanamo detainees, and we're happy to have him. he was come from the uk to mark the anniversary of the 11th 11th anniversary, and to his right is tom willner, a lead counsel in the case which established the right of habeas corpus at guantanamo, an incredibly important case and continues to be involved in representing detainees. so we'll standard wit
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am PST
study which its own authors say is inaccurate was the basis for the obama administration's multibillion dollar push for modernizing hospital medical records. where can you save money? today is the first day walmart will sell you an iphone 5 with no contract. $45 a month for unlimited data, talk and text. that's a great deal. i can't speak for coverage. it's through walmart's straight talk service. make no mistake. the iphone 5 is not cheap. it will cost you about $650. the calculation is overall savings is about $1,000 a year. >>> san francisco facing controversy this morning over its decision to pull an award at the consumer electronics show for dish network's new hopper device that allows recording of tv shows. in a press release it says it was asked to pull the award by the parent company cbs, which is suing dish over that same service. dish responded with this statement. we're saddened that staff is being denied the editorial independence because of cbs's heavy handed tactics. >>> jim mcafee back in the news this week. this weekend one of my guests lived with mcafee at his compound
NBC
Jan 13, 2013 7:00am PST
also said the obama administration does not support blowing up planets. in order to get a response, they have to have responses in 30 days. >>> britney spears close to having her own las vegas show. she's working on a deal bigger than the one celine dion made. dion received $100 million per year. spears is negotiating the deal with the same casino group. tmz said there's still back-and-forth over what spears will be doing, but that she is ready to move. i won't be there. >>> thank you so much for making us a part of your morning. no 5:00 and 6:00 tonight, because we'll be curled up on the couch watching the golden globes live. you can get any of your news at nbcbayarea.com. stay up to date and stay nice and warm, folks. have a great weekend. there is no mass-produced human. every human being is unique. and there is one store that recognizes it. the sleep number store. the only place in the world you'll find... the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. an exclusive collection of innovations that totally individualizes your sleep. the only place you'll find the sleep n
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Jan 12, 2013 7:00am PST
from around the state are expected to attend as the obama administration talks about new gun control laws after the deadly newtown school shooting. >> our attendance has roughly doubled, in some cases more than doubled as people, as guns are in the news and people are concerned about their second amendment rights going forward. >> we don't see any action or change. >> reporter: richard is concerned about the gun shows contributing to local violence. >> you have those individuals that go out and buy guns for cheap at the gun shows and bring them to the community, and sell them for more. >> reporter: richard has been fighting for a ban on gun shows at the state-run cow palace for years. >> meanwhile the gun show keeps coming back. >> reporter: state senator mark leno is in the fight. >> after five years of effort we got the bill to arnold schwarzenegger's desk and he vetoed it. >> reporter: leno and richard aren't giving up. with a different governor in office and a new national view on gun violence, leno is willing to try again. >> i think the time is right. >> reporter: richard is ho
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am EST
priority of the obama administration. he wasn't reelected. number one. number two, it's very popular in the united states. half of all american families gave money for haiti after the earthquake. every little town in america sent a group to work down there and have seen firsthand the challenges in haiti and have an appreciation for them, and are supportive of our help. there's broad bipartisan support, only congress, for haiti over the years. so while, you know, certainly secretary clinton and some of her aides have been very passionate about haiti, i think that will continue. you'll still be stuck with me by the way for a while. [laughter] >> any other comments or questions? okay, there's one over there and then i will turn it over for concluding remarks. >> thank you very much. and philips again. just a question. a lot of emphasis, not only in reports about eight to haiti and some of the failures, but in assistance to other countries, really emphasize the deficit of local knowledge on the part of internationals, americans who go there to help. with the best of intention. so it's very
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
a humanitarian trip. the obama administration is frowning on. for more on this and some insight, we're joined by business and tech reporter scott mcgrew. more clarity as to why this pair is there. >> good morning. we're hearing more from richardson this morning. at least one of the goals on the trip is to meet with an american by the name of kenneth bay. he was jailed in north korea just before christmas. reporters were able to catch up to the pair as they were making a connecting flight through beijing earlier. schmidt really in the background in all of this video. reporters really more interested in former governor richardson. the two are on a private trip not as representatives of the u.s. government or google. here is richardson talking about bay. >> the humanitarian situation, the issue of the american detainee in north korea. i have spoken to the son of the detainee. he wants me to try to bring his father back. i think that will be difficult. but we're going to try to see him and inquire about his condition. >> reporter: it's not clear what bay's crime is. he is korean bor
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
federal court. i won in september and the obama administration appealed. what was facinating is to they went to judge katherine forest after she gave her technician if her 112-page opinion which is really a brilliant kind of dissection of the destruction of the separation of powers and is worth reading, asked for an emergency stay meaning they wanted the law put back into effect physical the appellate court would hear the case. some he refused. they demanded an emergency hearing with the appellate court at 9:00 a.m. if the morning the next monday for an emergency hearing and an emergency stay which they got. the only reason that i and the lawyers can make out is that the obama administration reacted so aggressively is because they're already using it, probably on pakistani u.s. dowel nationals. the inability to curb wall street, a close examination of the obama health care bill which was written by corporate lobbyists, in particular ms. fowler who has gone back into n. the inability to the industry. the inability to deal with the most important crisis that is confronting us, that i
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
a priority. it is a priority of the obama administration and he was reelected, number one. number two, half of all american families gave money for haiti after the earthquake. every town in america has said the group to work down there and it seemed the challenges in haiti and have an appreciation for them and are supportive of our health. this broad bipartisan support in the congress for haiti over the years. so while sort of secretary clinton and some of her ease have been passionate about haiti, i think that will continue. you'll still be stuck with me, but the way, for a while. [laughter] >> any other comments or questions? okay, one of her daring than i will turn it over to blair for concluding remarks. >> thank you. match. just a question, in lot of emphasis not only in reports about eight to haiti and some the failures and assistance to other countries really emphasize the deficit of local knowledge on the part of international americans who go there to help with the best of intentions. so it's very difficult to practice local ownership of those going there to work on the g
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00am EST
must live in strong and avoid unnecessary fights the obama administration has done a good job with balancing. the individual military pieces of rebalancing our action clematis. in the sense that i think we have very strong allies, for example, our population, and the openness of the political system. ec in lot of american strings that are enduring. -- you see a lot of american that are enduring. let me give you one concrete example. it is not meant to be an invitation to chinese aggression. if they do something dong -- du mb and try to plant a flg, i cannot think the dark -- the reaction is to help them take it with a new force. i am not disagreeing with some of the prudent behind this. let's let them hang by their own weight to mobilize international pressure against them as a to the form of sanctions -- in the form of sanctions. let's do it more in direct approach and not necessarily get drawn into a direct confrontation. it has been our strategy for 30 years. it is been generally working. it is getting harder because china is rising in their more powerful. i knocked the requires
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